With our procurement, purchasing and logistics activities we buy all the products and services we as Packaging Technology need to build machines and ensure a fast and reliable after sales service for our customers as well as to supply our internal organization. This includes both our Pharma and Food packaging business units. We handle contracts like corporate and price agreements. Within the order fulfillment process, we are responsible especially for RFQ, awarding, order placement, order confirmation, electronic catalogs, eProcurement, etc.
As Packaging Technology, our future depends on the success of our customers and the commitment of our suppliers. For innovative suppliers who are interested in a long-term, performance-oriented cooperation, we therefore offer highly interesting opportunities. To strengthen the relationship to our suppliers, we introduce a new supplier portal (Jaggaer – formerly known as Pool4Tool). To improve efficiency we will further increase our electronic Catalogs in eProcurement and EDI connections. Grow with us in our unique, innovative and internationally competitive network.
The purchasing organization
The Packaging Technology purchasing organization is embedded in our local production sites around the world. This means that procurement for production material has a decentral organization, with purchasing responsible contact at each location. Non-production material purchasing is centralized for the three German locations in Waiblingen, Crailsheim and Viersen. All other locations have a decentral organization for non-production material.
Code of Conduct
The Bosch Code of Conduct is binding for all suppliers. We will continue with identical content with CVC as new owner.
Quality Management System
Terms and Conditions of Purchase
In case we have no Corporate Agreement in Place our Terms and Conditions of Purchase apply. We will continue with identical content with CVC as new owner.
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
We expect for all our suppliers with a purchasing volume bigger than 100.000 EUR to close a Corporate Agreement with us. This Corporate Agreement establishes the basis for processing transactions and for a delivery relationship between the Contract Partners that is efficient, safe and as smooth as possible and for a balanced distribution of risks. It aims to specify framework conditions for purchasing products on the basis of individual contracts and call-off orders.
Registration in the Supplier Portal (JAGGAER)
Good communication and efficient and safe exchange of information is key for a successful business. Our Supplier Portal is our solution for standardized data exchange and collaboration. Our expectation is that all our suppliers with repetitive business
- are registered in our Supplier Portal (JAGGAER). This includes to regularly update relevant master data, upload new certificates etc.
- adapt their internal processes to enable fast and efficient digital end to end processes with us
Detailed information can be found here.
Whenever legally accepted we expect to receive your invoices per e-mail in PDF-format. In the near future, we intent to use machine readable formats.
Detailed information can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about the sale of Packaging Technology to CVC Capital Partners
Packaging technology will be sold to CVC Capital Partners. What will be the impact for suppliers?
CVC wants Packaging Technology to continue to operate as an independent company in the food and pharma segments. The purchaser plans to take the company forward together with the existing management. We want to reassure you that the sale will have no effect on our existing business relationships. CVC supports our strategy, and wants to secure our company's long-term viability.
A major change will be the implementation of our Supplier Portal (Jaggaer) and the change of invoice addresses for some of our Packaging Technology legal entities. For detailed information see Download Section.
PA is ordering according the Bosch Price Agreement and the Bosch Corporate Agreement. Will PA negotiate completely new contracts?
Contracts that have been directly signed by a Packaging Technology legal entity will remain valid. Contracts that have been closed by Bosch Corporate Purchasing will need to be duplicated for the Packaging Technology business. We have contacted all suppliers that are affected by the contract duplication. In cases where a contract duplication does not make much sense, we will close new contracts that are tailored to the specific needs of our business.
Questions regarding JAGGAER
What are the benefits to be registered on the supplier portal?
- Suppliers can show their full range of services and product offerings to Packaging Technology in JAGGAER.
- The platform offers superior data consistency, as each supplier directly maintains its own company master data.
- JAGGAER offers a free of charge web-EDI interface to Packaging Technology ERP systems.
- Supplier evaluations by Packaging Technology will be made visible to the supplier in the tool.
- Moreover, in the future Packaging Technology will implement an eRFQ process via JAGGAER Direct.
I want to register on JAGGAER Direct, how can I do this?
You will receive an e-mail invitation to register on our Supplier Portal (Jaggaer). We will start to send out registration e-mails after our go-live on September 16th. We start with the supplier with the highest volume. If you want to accelerate your registration, please get into contact with your known contact person in purchasing.
Is JAGGAER free of charge to suppliers?
Yes, all functionalities that our suppliers need to stay in business are free of charge. The registration, the use of Web-EDI and the functionalities planned for the future will be free of charge. A classic-EDI connection via Jaggaer offers many benefits for suppliers with more frequent orders. This solution is not free of charge but also not mandatory.
Questions regarding Bosch i-Buy
I deliver directly to PA-sites but I receive the purchase orders from the Bosch i-Buy organization. How will I receive the purchase orders in future and what about the invoice handling via SupplyOn?
Today only the sites Crailsheim, Waiblingen and Viersen are integrated into the Bosch i-Buy organization. Packaging Technology will be separated from the Bosch i-Buy organization on September 13th. Starting September 23rd we will place orders for the sites Crailsheim, Waiblingen, Viersen via our new solution: eProcurement (Jaggaer). The invoice handling via Supply will stop. Invoices are to be sent to
Robert Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH
PA is ordering via i-Buy from my eCatalog. What is the plan for the future after the separation from Bosch?
Packaging Technology has built up a central purchasing team for non production material and labor services with specialized buyers. Starting September 23rd this team will buy operatively for the sites Crailsheim, Waiblingen and Viersen and support the buyers in all other sites of Packaging Technology. The operative responsibility will be extended to additional sites in Germany over the next months.
Questions regarding EDI connection
I have a classic EDI connection with some PA-sites. Will this connection be available in the future?
Yes, they will be available in the future. In the past Packaging Technology used the Bosch EDI hub. As this Bosch EDI hub used a software from Company Axway, we decided to transfer these connections to a Axway cloud solution that is working with the same logic. All relevant suppliers are involved. This transfer is almost completed.
I have a Web-EDI connection via SupplyOn with some PA-sites. Will this connection be available in the future? What am I expected to do?
Suppliers that currently have an EDI connection via SupplyOn will need to migrate to the web-EDI connection via JAGGAER, as we will discontinue SupplyOn end of 2019. The migration of each supplier will be scheduled for Q4 2019. Prerequisite is that you are registered on our Supplier Portal (Jaggaer) and we have a signed EDI contract. Further information can be found in the Download section.